employment type: full-time
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Port Discovery Children's Museum, one of the top Children's Museum in the United States and a top cultural institution in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, is seeking a creative educator to be our full-time Visual Arts Specialist. The mission of Port Discovery is to connect purposeful play with learning. If our mission resonates with you, and you have a visuals arts education background as well as enjoy the joy and wonder of children as they learn, then we welcome you to apply!
Working as a member of the Education Department, the Visual Arts Specialist works to provide engaging, high quality performances at Port Discovery and ensure an exemplary museum experience for all. The Specialist researches, creates, implements, and evaluates innovative educational visual arts activities, programs, and events for young children (birth through age 10) and their families that support Port Discovery's commitment to offer innovative, interactive, playful and engaging learning experiences. In addition to leading, facilitating, and engaging in visual arts activities and events implemented in the museum and the community, solo/ one-person and/or small team, the Specialist conducts trainings for educational visual arts programs, engages in education outreach programs, supports grant-related work as it relates to visual arts programming and endeavors, and develops and maintains pertinent community partnerships that will enhance the Museum offerings and mission.
The Workweek for this position is currently Tuesday through Saturday but is subject to change. Scheduled work hours will be adjusted according to department/museum needs. Participation in special events, evenings, weekends, and holidays will be necessary.
The museum is open to the public 4 days per week now, with plans to increase operating hours in the summer. Most of the work for this position will be expected to be on-site.
Position Requirements & Qualifications:
The starting pay for this position is $15.00 to $15.50.
Port Discovery provides you with the opportunity to make a difference in the community and in the lives of children. Additional benefits include:
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
Must be able to meet physical demands of job to include walking, standing, climbing, bending, kneeling and lifting / moving objects up to 50 pounds. Largest amount of time is spent standing when delivering programming. Some sitting / sedentary time for administrative and planning tasks. Work is performed indoors, and the noise level is usually moderate to high. Must be comfortable working amongst small groups of children and caregivers. If doing outreach work, the environment of those locations are unknown.
We will also provide you with a memorable experience of being part of a world-class institution as well as the ability for you to be a key ingredient in our creative and informal programming. Bring us your enthusiasm and passion!
Send us your resume and cover letter, and let's start this journey together!
To learn more about Port Discovery Children's Museum, visit https://www.portdiscovery.org/. Port Discovery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.